Friday, February 25, 2011

The House Awaits Her Guests

Although snow is falling it will just be another month or so when buds on trees and the tops of crocus will begin to appear at 1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast.

I am so happy with the paint job and colors done last summer. The curb appeal is lovely and the double wrap two story verandas are more than inviting! I am already seeing flower boxes hanging from windows and tulips out in the garden. What a thrill to know that soon I will be welcoming guests.

After putting final finishes on some inside construction my hopes are raised for mid to late April as a goal for guests to begin enjoying the comfort and beauty the house has to offer. As I am perfecting a few special breakfast specialties, bathroom addition plans are coming to fruition and I can't wait to see this year's project done!  A reservation website will go up by the end of March, and we will see how the first season will go.

 Flags are flying on the upper porches and
I will add a few more from Poland, Italy, and Canada

 The lonely gazebo where vineyard workers of the 1920's had their lunches
is going to be
an ideal place for summer barbecues.

 Guests will enjoy the porches from the upstairs bedrooms and have breakfast,
 read a book, or take in lake breezes on the lower porches.

 The horse barn built in the 1860's
once housed horses that pulled stagecoaches
used to transport passengers to neighboring towns
from the train station at Starkey Corners. Now, the grounds around
are large enough for guests to bring their small motor boats,
sailboats, canoes, or kayaks. There is a NY State Boat launch just up the road
on Seneca Lake.

Hope to see you here soon! Goodbye winter.....hello spring!

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